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About this Episode This week’s episode features an audio documentary - Assembly Fall - produced by our host Ryan Warner. The audio documentary is about the biggest upset in Illinois High School wrestling history. Enjoy! ABOUT: Dubbed as the biggest upset in Illinois history, Matt Kucala defied the odds and pinned the previously unbeaten Eric Tannenbaum at the 2001 IHSA state finals. Assembly Fall takes an in-depth look at that match and answers the question: is it the biggest upset in state history? About the Podcast Spartan Combat is a new series for the SpartanUp Podcast where we talk to...

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About this Episode Mark Schwab is the former wrestling coach for the Big 10 power Minnesota Gopher wrestling team.  In this episode, Mark talks about having a ‘healthy mental climate’ and how to achieve that. Enjoy folks! About the Podcast Spartan Combat is a new series for the SpartanUp Podcast where we talk to individuals who have been battle-tested in the most rigorous of environments - hand to hand combat. You’ll hear from Olympic-level wrestlers, jiu jitsu practitioners, and MMA fighters, all with the end goal of getting you off the coach! © 2020 Spartan

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About this Episode Phil Davis is the former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion and is currently fighting out of San Diego.  In this episode we talk about Phil’s background in wrestling, where he won an NCAA title for Penn State, as well as his transition to MMA.  My favorite part of this episode is when Phil talks about the 10k rule and how he applied it to his MMA training. About the Podcast Spartan Combat is a new series for the SpartanUp Podcast where we talk to individuals who have been battle-tested in the most rigorous of environments - hand to...

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About this Episode Clay Guida is a UFC fighter with wins over Nate Diaz, Anthony Petis and RDA. He’s the former Strikeforce World Champion and is set to fight in his 30th UFC fight this weekend.  What really stood out to me was just how crazy Clay’s path to UFC stardom was.  As they say, life only makes sense looking backwards and that’s definitely the case here.   Really enjoyed this one. Hope you do as well. About the Podcast Spartan Combat is a new series for the SpartanUp Podcast where we talk to individuals who have been battle-tested in the...

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About this Episode Forrest Molinari is a 2x member of Team USA for our women’s wrestling team.  She’s vying for a spot on the 2021 Olympic Team. She was fifth at both the 2018 and 2019 World Championships. She was also the 2019 and 2020 US Open champion. Originally based out of California, Forrest attended King University (Tennessee) and was living in Iowa City Iowa at the time of this recording.  Enjoy it folks! About the Podcast Spartan Combat is a new series for the SpartanUp Podcast where we talk to individuals who have been battle-tested in the most rigorous...

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